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A working holiday visa is a residence permit which allows travellers to undertake employment (and sometimes study) in the country issuing the visa for the purpose of supplementing their travel funds. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables them to experience living in a foreign country, without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes.

Most working holiday visas are offered under reciprocal agreements between certain countries, to encourage travel and cultural exchange between their citizens.

There are often several restrictions on this type of visa:

  • Many are intended for young travellers and, as such, have an age restriction (usually from 18 to 30 or 35).
  • There are usually limits on the type of employment taken or the length of time the traveller can be employed.
  • The visa holder is expected to have sufficient funds to live on while they seek employment.
  • The visa holder should have some kind of health or travel insurance for the duration of their stay unless the country they apply for will cover them.

Countries and territories offering working holiday visas[edit]

Andorra[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia aged 18 to 30 may apply for a 1 year Andorran working holiday visa in the Principality of Andorra.[1]

Argentina[edit]

  • The working holiday visa allows a stay of up to 12 months and is available to citizens of Australia, Denmark, France, Ireland, New Zealand in the Argentine Republic.[2]
  • Argentina's Working Holiday Program [3] provides opportunities for people aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) to holiday in Argentina and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.[4]

Australia[edit]

  • The Working Holiday Visa requires holders to abide by two conditions: First, they cannot work for the same employer for more than 6 months. Second, they cannot engage in any study or training for more than 4 months.
  • Australia's Working Holiday program provides opportunities for people aged between 18 and 30 years to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through short-term employment.
  • The visa allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether the holder spends the whole time in Australia. There is an optional 12 month extension available for individuals that have completed three months specified work in designated rural areas of Australia.
  • Any kind of work of a temporary or casual nature is allowed, but work for more than six months with any one employer is not permitted.
  • Working holiday visa holders are entitled to study or embark on a training course for a maximum of four months.
  • Individuals may be subject to medical checks prior to coming to Australia particularly if seeking employment in healthcare or teaching. Applicants will be informed by the online application system if they require medical checks.
  • The Australian working holiday visa is only available to eligible candidates once in a lifetime, although by undertaking work in a specified industry in regional Australia, it is possible to gain eligibility to an additional 12 month working holiday visa.[5][6]
  • Australia has reciprocal Working Holiday maker arrangements in effect with the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Republic of Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hong Kong, Finland, the Republic of Cyprus, France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland, Greece, Andorra and Estonia Passport holders from these nations may apply for a Working Holiday Visa subclass 417 in Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Passport holders from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America can apply for a work and holiday visa subclass 462,[7] provided they have a tertiary education (except for individuals from the United States). Bangladesh has signed an work holiday visa agreement with Australia, which is included with subclass 462, this program was signed in October 2007 and was implemented in 2011.[8] Argentina also signed a work holiday visa agreement included with the subclass 462, this program is going to be implemented during the 1st semester of 2012.
  • Foreign Minister of Vietnam proposed an early signing of an agreement on the working holiday programme.
  • New Zealand passport holders can work in Australia with few restrictions under the Trans-Tasman travel arrangement.

Austria[edit]

  • Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a 6 month Austrian working holiday visa (which also permits study).
  • Citizens of South Korea aged 18–30 can apply for a one year Austrian working holiday visa in the Republic of Austria.[9]
  • Austria currently has a Youth Workers Exchange Program called Swap available to Canada graduates aged between 18-30.[10]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Government of Bangladesh has signed a work holiday visa agreement with Government of Australia which is included with subclass 462.[11]

Belgium[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan aged 18–30 may be eligible for a 1 year Belgian working holiday visa in the Belgium Federal Public.[12]
  • As Belgium is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Belgian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in the Kingdom of Belgium during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

Brazil[edit]

  • Citizens of France and New Zealand [13] aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year Brazilian working holiday visa in the Federative Republic of Brazil.[14]

Canada[edit]

  • The Canadian working holiday visas are now known as IEC (International Experience Canada) work permits.[15]
  • Citizens of Australia,[16] Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic,[17] Denmark, Estonia,[18] France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lituania, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand,[19] Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United Kingdom are eligible for a Canadian working holiday visa, so long as they fulfil certain criteria which are specific to each country.[20][21]
  • Citizens of the US who are full-time students (or have been within the past 9 months) are eligible for 12-month working holiday permits if obtained through the intermediary organization SWAP.[22]
  • Citizens of Poland between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible from 2009.[23] Canada has also signed an agreement with Spain.[24]
  • Citizens of Ukraine between the ages of 18 and 25 are eligible from 2010. There are no restriction for applicants status (non-students).[25]
  • Age limits are from 18-30 for most countries; 18-35 for citizens of Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland. Some countries' programs specify that the applicant must be a full-time student; others do not, and some have separate programmes for students and non-students.
  • The type of work allowed and the maximum duration of stay depends on the applicant's country of residence.[26]
  • As the IEC program works on a "first come first serve" basis. This is due to the fact that in many countries there are a high number of applicants competing for a spot in a very limited time period even though many have argued that a lottery type program would be fairer.[27]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada aged 18–35 are eligible for a working holiday visa in the Republic of Costa Rica, valid for up to 12 months.[32]

Croatia[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada aged 18–30 are eligible for a working holiday visa in the Republic of Croatia, valid for up to one year.[33]

Cyprus[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia aged 18 to 25 are eligible for a working holiday visa in the Republic of Cyprus, valid for up to 1 year.[34]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada, South Korea, New Zealand aged 18–30 or 35 can apply for a 1 year Czech working holiday visa in the Czech Republic.[35]
  • As the Czech Republic is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Czech working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in the Czech Republic during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

Denmark[edit]

  • Citizens of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand can apply for a 1 year Danish working holiday visa in the Kingdom of Denmark.[36] Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30.[37]
  • As Denmark is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the one year Danish working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Denmark during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's one year validity).[38]

Estonia[edit]

  • Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Estonia and Australia, Canada, New Zealand visas are being issued, granting the right to work to 18–30 years old Australian, Canadian, New Zealander, Who may stay in the Republic of Estonia for up to 1 year.[39]
  • The work done within that period has to contribute to the main purpose of stay in the country, namely to recreation in Estonia and those using the opportunity must not work for the same employer longer than three months. The citizens of Australia and New Zealand willing to benefit from the application of those Agreements have to apply for D type visa (long stay) at the Estonian Embassy.
  • When in Europe, you can apply for Estonian Working holiday Visa only in Estonian Embassy in Riga, Helsinki, Stockholm, Paris or Budapest.

Finland[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia and New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year Finnish working holiday visa in the Republic of Finland.[40]
  • As Finland is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Finnish working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Finland during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[41]

France[edit]

  • Citizens of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Russia (4-months) aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year French working holiday visa (Permis Vacances Travail, usually called PVT).[42]
  • The French Republic was with Argentina, Brazil and Russia (4-months) have recently signed a youth exchange agreement.[43]
  • As France is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year French working holiday residence permit allows the holder to stay and work in France during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).
  • Note that citizens of Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Taiwan, Uruguay and the Vatican City, as well as British Nationals (Overseas), of any age who wish to work in France for up to 90 days can do so without a visa or work permit. Other foreign nationals who are ordinarily visa exempt may be able to work in France without a visa if a valid work permit is held prior to entry.[44]

Germany[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan aged between 18 and 30 may apply for a 1 year German working holiday visa in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Citizens of Canada between 18 and 35 years of age may apply as well.[45] There is no limit on the duration of employment, during the stay of up to 12 months. Evidence of sufficient funds for the first three months is required (i.e. 250 euro per month).
  • Among other nationalities (including Israeli citizens) Australians, Canadians, Japanese, South Koreans, New Zealanders, United States of Americans can apply for a residence permit to remain in Bundesrepublik Deutschland if they find long-term work that they are uniquely qualified to do.[46] This is subject to approval by the government employment office - Bundesagentur für Arbeit. (See §16 AufenthV[47])
  • As Germany is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1-year German working holiday residence permit allows the holder to stay and work in Germany during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[48]

Greece[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia and Canada aged 18 to 30 can apply for a one year Greeks working holiday visa in the Hellenic Republic.[49]
  • As Greece is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Greeks working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Greece during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[50]

Hong Kong SAR[edit]

Hungary[edit]

  • Citizens of Chile, South Korea, New Zealand between the ages 18 and 30 may apply for a 1 year Hungarian working holiday visa in the Hungarian People’s Republic.[54]
  • As Hungary is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Hungarian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in the State of Hungary during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

Iceland[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia aged 18 to 30 may apply for a 1 year Icelandic working holiday visa in the Republic of Iceland.[55]

Indonesia[edit]

  • Citizens of the Republic of Indonesia aged 18–30 can apply for a work and holiday visa subclass 462 of Commonwealth of Australia.[56]

Iran[edit]

  • Citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran passport holders can apply for a work and holiday visa subclass 462 of Australia.[57]

Ireland[edit]

  • Citizens of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United States aged 18–30 (inclusive) may be eligible for a one year Irish working holiday visa in the Republic of Ireland.[58]
  • Beginning in 2008, US citizens became eligible to apply for Working Holiday Authorization in Ireland. US citizens applying for this visa must have the following documentation:
    • Must be currently enrolled in post-secondary education or graduated within the past 12 months
    • Valid United States passport that will be valid for the entirety of the stay in Ireland.
    • 2 recent identical passport photographs with your name on the reverse
    • Current curriculum vitae (with references)
    • Original bank statement showing that you have access to €1,500 (or equivalent) plus a return ticket; or €3,000 (or equivalent)
    • Originals of any qualifications obtained or letter from school/college/university (where applicable)
    • The relevant fee of €250 or dollar equivalent as advised by the relevant Mission
    • Return airline tickets
    • Certificate of medical/travel insurance valid for the duration of the trip (based on dates on tickets)
  • Applicants must have sufficient funds to support themselves for at least the initial part of the holiday or in the event of failing to secure employment. Immigration officials may request evidence of sufficient funds at the point of entry to Ireland.

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia, South Korea, New Zealand aged 18 to 30 can apply for a 1 year Italian working holiday visa.
  • Citizens of Canada[60] aged between 18-35 can apply for a one year Italian working holiday visa in the Italian Republic.
  • As Italy is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Italian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Italiana during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[61]

Japan[edit]

  • Japan initiated its working holiday programmes, first with Australia in December 1980, then with New Zealand in July 1985, and with Canada in March 1986 respectively. In April 1999, the Republic of Korea joined the three preceding countries to start the Programme with Japan followed by France in December that year. The programme with Germany started in December 2000, then with the United Kingdom in April 2001, with Ireland in January 2007 with Denmark in October 2007, with Taiwan in June 2009, with Hong Kong in January 2010, with Norway in February 2013.
    • Japan`s the Working Holiday Programmes are designed to foster young people with global perspective and enhance friendly relationship between Japan and partner countries/regions by providing opportunities for the young people to deepen their understanding about partner countries/regions.
    • Japan`s the Working Holiday participants are allowed to work for a certain period of their stay in order to cover the cost of travel funds to travel and stay in partner countries/regions.
    • The following 12 Countries are the detailed information on the Working Holiday Programmes in the State of Japan.
    • Citizens from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Taiwan and the United Kingdom who are between the ages of 18-30.
    • Citizens from Ireland who are between the ages of 18-25 may apply for a Working Holiday Visa. Irish citizens over 25 years of age are in some cases allowed to apply for the visa.
  • A one-year visa may be granted to citizens of Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, South Korea, Norway, United Kingdom—with no extension possible. A six-month visa may be granted to citizens of Australia which can be extended twice and once for citizens of New Zealand and Canada.[62]

Latvia[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada[63] aged 18–35 can apply for a one year Latvian working holiday visa in the Latvian Republic.
  • Citizens of New Zealand[64] aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year Latvian working holiday visa in the Republic of Latvia.

Lithuania[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada[65] between the ages of 18-35 inclusively on the date the application can get a 1 year Lithuanian working holiday visa.
  • As the Republic of Lithuania is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Lithuanian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Lithuania during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[66]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a one year Malaysian working holiday visa in the Federation of Malaysia.
  • Citizens of Malaysians can apply for a work and holiday visa programme subclass 462 of the Commonwealth of Australia.[67]

Malta[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia and New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year Maltese working holiday visa in the Republic of Malta.[68]

Mexico[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada are eligible for a Mexican working holiday visa in Mexico, valid for 1 year to Canadians aged 18–29.[69]
  • Citizens of New Zealand are eligible for a working holiday visa in Mexico, valid for 1 year to New Zealanders aged 18–30.[70]

Monaco[edit]

  • British citizens aged 18 to 30 can apply for a one year Monacan working holiday visa in Principality of Monaco.[71]

The Netherlands[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, United States between the ages of 18-30 are eligible for a 1 year Dutch working holiday visa in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[72][73]
  • As the Netherlands is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Dutch working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in the Holland during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

New Zealand[edit]

  • Available to the following 41 countries or region, Citizens of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore (6-months-work exchange programme), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and Vietnam.
  • No working holiday visa is required for Australia citizens. All Australian citizens, regardless of their age or education (but subject to being of good character), are granted a residence class visa at the border upon entering New Zealand by virtue of the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement.[74]
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom can work in New Zealand for 23 months on a working holiday visa; citizens of other countries can work up to 12 months.
  • Most travellers can enroll in one training or study course of up to three months duration during their visit. Australian citizens can study in New Zealand indefinitely.[75]

Norway[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia, Japan, New Zealand who are between the ages of 18-30 (inclusive) are eligible for a one-time, Norwegian working holiday visa in the Kingdom of Norway.[76]
  • Citizens of Canada who are between the ages of 18-35 are eligible for a 1 year Nordic working holiday visa.[77]

Peru[edit]

  • Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a one year Peruvian working holiday visa in the Republic of Peru.[78]

Philippines[edit]

  • Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year Philippine working holiday visa in the Republic of the Philippines.[79]

Poland[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada between the ages of 18 to 35 years old are eligible the Polish working holiday scheme in the Republic of Poland.[23]
  • Citizens of New Zealand and Taiwan between 18 to 30 years old both inclusive at the time of application can apply for the Polish working holiday visa.[80]

Portugal[edit]

  • Citizens of South Korea aged 18 to 30 can apply for a one year Portuguese working holiday visa in the Portuguese Republic.
  • As Portugal is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Portuguese working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Portugal during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's one year validity).[81]

Romania[edit]

  • The Romanian government has the working holiday programme agreement with the Republic of Korea thus citizens of South Korea between the ages of 18 to 30 year olds can apply for a 1 year Romanian working holiday visa in Romania.[82]

Russia[edit]

  • Citizens of France between the aged 18 to 30 can apply for a four-month Russian working holiday visa in the Russian Federation.[83]

Singapore[edit]

  • The universities must be ranked among the top 200 for overall academic performance in any of the following international rankings at least once within the past five years: Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[84]

Slovakia[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan aged 18–30 or 35 can apply for a 1 year Slovak working holiday visa.[85][86]
  • As Slovakia is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Slovakian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in the Slovak Republic during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

Slovenia[edit]

  • Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a 1 year Slovene working holiday visa in the Republic of Slovenia.[87]
  • As Slovenia is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Slovenian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Slovenia during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[88]

South Africa[edit]

  • The Republic of South Africa, from where 17,000 young people previously visited the UK under the Working Holiday scheme, is also not part of the British Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme.[89] However, university level students and recent graduates of any nationality are eligible to apply for a 6-month Internship in Britain through BUNAC (officially known as the BUNAC Blue Card Internship Programme).[90]
  • Canadian students may work in the Republic of South Africa for a 12-month period through Swap.[91]

Korea[edit]

  • Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan Can live-work in Korea for up to a year also these nationalities are able to extend period in a row for maximum to 24-month.[92]
  • Citizens of Australia, Canada, UK, USA May live-work for up to two year.[93]
  • There is no quota to citizens of Australia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden.[94]
  • Note that citizens of Azerbaijan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam are participating for the SWAP program through IYE (International Youth Exchange) system.[95]

Spain[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia [96] and New Zealand [97] aged 18–30 can apply for a one year Spanish working holiday visa in the Kingdom of Spain.
  • Spain has signed an agreement with Canada[98] As of December 2010, the Spanish authorities have failed to apply this agreement within Spain and most Canadian citizens in Spain under this agreement have not been able to confirm their legal status nor been able to work. Canadian citizens wishing to apply for this visa should be aware of this current situation and should not plan their year upon receiving the visa because they might have to return to Canada after 90 days.
  • As Spain is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Spanish working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in España during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[99]

Sweden[edit]

  • The Swedish governments offers a working holiday visa program to Australia, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand passport holders in the Kingdom of Sweden.[100]
  • As Sweden is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Swedish working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Sweden during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).[101]

Switzerland[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada between the aged 18 to 35 can apply for a 1 year Swiss working holiday visa in Swiss Confederation.[102]

Taiwan[edit]

Main article: Visa policy of Taiwan
  • In accordance with the Working Holiday Scheme Arrangements signed between the Republic of China and other countries, citizens of contracting countries who have met the following qualifications may apply for working holiday visas to citizens of the following 11 Countries or territories are between the ages 18 to 30 years old eligible for a 1 year Taiwanese working holiday visa programmes in Taiwan : Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.[103]

Thailand[edit]

  • Citizens of Australia[104] and New Zealand[105] are eligible for a 1 year Thai working holiday visa in the Kingdom of Thailand.
  • Applicants must be aged between 18 and 30, and have tertiary qualifications (full-time courses with at least 3 years of study).
  • Applicants must have an Australian passport valid for at least 6 months or a New Zealand passport valid for at least 12 months, a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase one, and funds of at least A$5,000 or NZ$7,000, and must be in good health and hold comprehensive medical insurance.
  • Applications must be made at the Thai Embassy in Canberra or the Thai Consulate in Sydney for Australian nationals, or at the Thai Embassy in Wellington for New Zealand nationals.[106]

Turkey[edit]

  • The Turkish working holiday visa allows a stay of up to 12 months and is available to Australia and New Zealand citizens.[107]
  • Turkey's Working Holiday Program provides opportunities for young people aged between 18–30 years old (inclusive) to holiday in the Republic of Turkey and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.[108]

Ukraine[edit]

  • The Ukrainian Government offering the working holiday visas to citizens of Canada aged 18–25 year olds can apply for a 1 year Ukrainian working holiday visa.[109]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • On 27 November 2008, a number of youth mobility schemes were combined into Tier 5 (Youth Mobility), as part of the Points-Based Immigration System. The previous Working Holidaymaker Scheme for Commonwealth nationals was merged with other schemes: au pairs, BUNAC, the Gap Year entrants concession, the Japan Youth Exchange Scheme and the concession for research assistants to MPs.[110] Participating countries must offer a reciprocal scheme to young British nationals. The scheme has eight participating countries: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, Taiwan and British nationals[111] who are not citizens of the UK including British Nationals (Overseas), British Overseas Territory Citizens and British Overseas Citizens can also apply in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[53]
  • The 24 month validity period runs continuously from the date from which the Entry Clearance is valid. Regardless of any time spent travelling outside the UK. This period cannot be extended nor can it be put on hold.
  • Although participants can undertake self-funded study while they are in the UK, either part-time or full-time, they cannot switch in the UK to student immigration status. Someone who wishes to stay longer in the UK to complete a full-time course must apply in their home country for a student visa. If someone does complete a course of study in the UK during their Tier 5 leave, they will not be eligible to switch to the Tier 1 (Post Study Work) scheme within the UK.

United States of America[edit]

  • Citizens of Canada who are full-time students (or have been within the past 9 months) are eligible for 12-month working holiday permits if obtained through the intermediary organization SWAP.[112]
  • Applicants must be college/university students, or have graduated from college/university within the past twelve months.

Uruguay[edit]

  • The Uruguayan working holiday visa programmes allows a stay of up to 12 months and is available to New Zealand citizens in the Oriental-Eastern Republic of Uruguay.[113]
  • Uruguay's Working Holiday Program provides opportunities for people aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) to holiday in Uruguay and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.[114]

Vietnam[edit]

  • The Vietnamese working holiday visa allows a stay of up to 1 year and is available to citizens of Australia and New Zealand in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.[115]

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